José Oliveira and Rosine Alleva – EU Editors – cover the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, every year for Rock At Night.
This 2019 edition was held from October 12 to October 31st.
You may read the Baloise Session press release hereunder:
With the concerts by Krokus and Madrugada, tonight the last songs of this year’s Baloise Session ring out. Over the past three weeks, German pop superstar Herbert Grönemeyer, powerfully-voiced blues and soul singer Rag’n’Bone Man, Swiss live band Hecht, pop angel Dido and the British cult band Snow Patrol are only a few of the acts that conjured up moments of musical magic. The 34th edition of the Basel music festival attracted 15’500 visitors, corresponding to another 100% sell-out.
Over ten concert evenings the famous intimate club-like setting was transformed into a musical lounge for stars of the likes of Brad Paisley, Michael Patrick Kelly, Brittany Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Wincent Weiss and Tom Walker. Newcomers Jazz Morley, Alice Merton and Ward Thomas also charmed the public.
The festival management looks back with satisfaction on the most recent festival edition: «What a wonderful year! Once more the Baloise Session 2019 has closed with fond concert memories, satisfied visitors and enthusiastic bands. That’s exactly what the entire team works tirelessly towards all year long. We are delighted that everything went perfectly», says Beatrice Stirnimann, CEO of the Baloise Session.
As in previous years, the Baloise Session groove also spread to a few Basel schools. This year the music workshops, which have been organised by the festival since 2012, were devoted to the world of percussion instruments with the aid of Beat Schürpf of Pro Percussion AG, the largest specialist in percussion instruments in North Western Switzerland.
Baloise Session on ARTE Concert
Thanks to ARTE Concert, no-one will succumb to the Baloise Session blues this year either. At the beginning of December, the online platform will be streaming some highlights from this year’s Baloise Session. The programme features performances by Herbert Grönemeyer, Dido, Raphael Saadiq, Snow Patrol and Rag’n’Bone Man. The concerts will also be broadcast on TV in the course of next year. More information will be announced shortly on our website.
The next Baloise Session will be held from 23 October to 12 November 2020.
Official festival gallery: www.baloisesession.ch/en/mediathek/gallery
Basel, 31 October 2019
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The BALOISE SESSION 2019 – Where the Magic Happens